New Dates For U20, U15 Championships Announced By Ad-Hoc Committee Of Wrestling Federation Of India

Feb 8, 2024






The ad-hoc committee of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced new dates for the U20 and U15 freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's national wrestling championships. The competition is now to be held in Patiala, Punjab. In a recent press release, the ad-hoc committee confirmed that the U20 and U15 freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's national wrestling championships will begin on February 28 and end on March 5. It is also said that the competition will now be held not in Gwalior but in Patiala.

The decision was taken after the state association 'requested' to give them more time to prepare for the upcoming competition.

“U20 & U15 Free Style, Greco Roman Style and Women's Wrestling National Championships, scheduled to be held from 11 to 17 February 2024 at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education Race Course Road, LNUPE Campus, Shakti Nagar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It is scheduled to be held on 28.02. has been rescheduled to be held at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, Punjab from 05.03.2024 to 05.03.2024. This was necessary based on the request of the State Association to give them more time to prepare for the Championships. So that the selection and Other processes can be completed with due attention and caution. To ensure that all promising players and future medal prospects get an opportunity to participate in the Championship event, the request for rescheduling has been accepted by the Adhoc Committee. It is anticipated that “Approximately 1200 to 1400 athletes from 18 to 20 states are going to participate in the said championship at NSNIS, Patiala,” the ad-hoc committee said in a press release.

It further added that 732 wrestlers will take part in the competition, which includes star wrestlers like Vinesh Phogat, Aansoo Malik, Sunil Kumar, Sagar Jaglan and others.

“The 2023 Senior Freestyle, Greco Roman Style and Women's Wrestling National Championship organized by the Adhoc Committee of the Wrestling Federation of India in Jaipur under the auspices of RSPB was a great success. It was conducted with utmost professionalism by duly observing all the sports. The ethics, in which all the arrangements for accommodation and food were carefully planned for such a huge sporting extravaganza. There were a total of 732 wrestlers including all the top wrestlers of the country like Vinesh Phogat, Aansoo Malik, Sunil Kumar, Sagar Jaglan, Sarita Mor, Kuldeep. Many people including Malik, Gyanendra, Nitesh Vishwajeet, Vikas, Ashu, Rohit Dhaiya, Naveen, Ankush, Mansi, Sonali, Ritika, Anju, Nisha, Akash Dhaiya, Praveen, Naveen, Yash, Sujit, Akash, Vicky, Anirudh participated. Championship. All participants appreciated the arrangements,” it said.

Wrestling in India has seen a major change since the conclusion of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections. Addressing a press conference in the national capital after Singh's victory in the WFI elections, an emotional Sakshi Malik broke down in tears while leaving the venue announcing her retirement from wrestling.

Later, Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia and World Championship medalist Vinesh Phogat also returned their government honours.

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